Fiscal Year 2019 Flex EMS Supplement Small Group Meeting

Event Details
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

  • 0:00 Welcome to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Small Group Meeting
  • 9:00 Keynote: Rural EMS Transformation: Re-Imagining Roles, Matt Zavadsky, MedStar Mobile Healthcare
  • 1:12:30 Overview of FY 2019 Flex EMS Supplement Projects
  • 1:55:32 State Sharing: Accomplishments from Year One
  • 2:03:18 State Sharing: Lessons Learned in Year One
  • 2:18:27 State Sharing: Plans for Year Two of Three
  • 2:32:44 State Sharing of Takeaways from this Meeting

This meeting highlighted the latest information and issues in the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program, specifically within the first year of the multi-year Flex emergency medical services (EMS) supplement projects that began in FY 2019. This meeting provided an opportunity for FY 2019 EMS supplement project grantees to share experiences, lessons learned, and successes in a collaborative learning environment.

Learning objectives for those that participated in the meeting or view the recording include: 

  • Express innovative ideas about EMS and consider how they might be applied to rural EMS in their state
  • Recognize and discuss the progress of each of the FY 2019 Flex EMS supplement project
  • Identify lessons learned and useful resources from the shared experiences of peer supplement projects